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Virginia State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,334 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,172 tuition
$10,562 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$3,300 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$30,864 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$14,992 tuition
$10,562 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$4,010 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,250 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
67% get federal aid ($4,268 avg)
43% get state aid ($3,391 avg)
62% get institn'l aid ($1,250 avg)
92% get loans ($7,648 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.86% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.39% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,525 92%
Federal Grant Aid $4,268 67%
Pell Grants $4,082 67%
Other Federal Grants $1,730 7%
Institution Grant Aid $1,250 62%
State Grant Aid $3,391 43%
Student Loans $7,648 92%
Federal Loans $7,539 90%
Other Loans $10,724 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y N Y N
$1,500 Y N Y N
$7,000 Y N N N
$3,500 Y N N N
- N
$500 - $1,000 N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 31
Financial aid deadline: May 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Virginia State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA 23806
(804) 524-5000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $369
Out of State $817


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
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  • Jasmine from Randallstown, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Students that come to Virginia State will love the campus unity and the curriculum. Virginia State University is preparing its students for great careers after graduation. My education is an investment. I am glad to be a part of the Virginia State legacy.

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